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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,000 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche fuel system problems

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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 262010

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • 84,000 miles


The contact has a 2002 cheverlot avalache. The contact was driving 25 mph when the failure happened. The fuel pump went out and the vehicle stalled. This is the only time this happened. The failure and current mileage was 84000. Updated 2/22/10 updated 07/06/10.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #5

Jul 302009


  • 101,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche. The contact stated that the fuel pump started to leak fuel due to rust. The insurance company inspected the fuel pump and confirmed the pump was defective. The contact is aware of the safety risk involved since the fuel leak could potentially cause a fire. The current mileage was 102,000 and the failure mileage was 101,000.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #4

Jan 112008

(reported on)

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • miles
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche with engine failure. Consumer states that the engine light on the dashboard would illuminate and then the vehicle would lose power steering and brakes. He also stated shortly after, the engine would revive itself. The consumer was told the 2 fuel pumps on the vehicle were disintegrating and needed to be replaced.

- Wall, NJ, USA

problem #3

May 212005

Avalanche 4WD

  • 75,000 miles


Fuel pump has quit on 3 Chevrolet products over the past 4 years - each at about 75,000 miles. Last one on an Avalanche while driving down the highway. No accident occurred. Father-in-law also had fuel pump failure on Chevrolet pickup at about 75,000 miles.

- Cushing, OK, USA

problem #2

Jun 242004

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
Vehicle has problem with fuel system. Either the fuel gauge goes out indicating that you have more gas than you really do. The fuel pump goes out causing the vehicle to stall. For example, I was driving up a winding hill when all of a sudden, my truck stopped with no warning on a blind curve. This created a safety issue as this incident could have caused a traffic collision. My truck has been to rally Chevrolet for this problem 4 times in less than 12 months. The first time was February 2003. The second time was April 2003. The third time was June 2003 and the fourth time was January 21, 2005. There is obviously a problem with the vehicles fuel system. There is also a problem with the cooling system. Every since my husband and I bought the vehicle, we have been smelling coolant after either short trips or long driving trips. There were a couple of times where once the water pump was replaced and then a freeze plug was replaced. To this day, we still smell coolant and the dealer can not find a leak. I don't think this is normal.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

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problem #1

Jul 072002


  • miles
While driving at 70mph fuel pump went out, causing vehicle to stall out.

- Monroe, LA, USA

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